Migration and development

Past projects



Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations (IPPMD)


The OECD Development Centre is carrying out a three-year project, co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum, on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of partner countries to incorporate migration into the design and implementation of their development strategies, through a better understanding of the links between sectoral policies and migration. The project is based on ten country studies in Asia, Africa and Latin America.



Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination (ECLM)


In 2014, the OECD Development Centre initiated a 3.5-year project in collaboration with the ILO on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination. The project aims to have a reliable and evidence-based understanding of the economic contribution of labour immigration in low and middle-income countries, covering: contribution to GDP and growth, impact on the labour market and impact on public finances and social services. The project is undertaken in 10 developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America.



The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) 


The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) has been established and envisaged as a platform for synthesising and generating knowledge and policy expertise around migration and development issues. Within the KNOMAD framework, the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Policy and Institutional Coherence – chaired by the Swiss Agency for Co-operation and Development (SDC), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – seeks to address the need for improved coherence for development in the realm of migration and development (M&D) in both developed and developing countries.



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